Mt. Vernon is an alternative school with the capacity to serve ninety 6th through 8th grade mild to moderate at-risk students. Approximately 15 percent of these are identified as special education students receiving additional consultative and resource services.

Our mission is to provide all students an opportunity to succeed in character development and academics while becoming more responsible and productive citizens equipped for future challenges.

There are three programs on the Mt. Vernon campus that are each designed to address a variety of student needs.  The Mt. Vernon Middle School program for at-risk middle school students, the Boosters acceleration program, and the Bridges program for Kindergarten through 5th grade.

Turkey in the Hole

Mt. Vernon Thanksgiving Feast

Mt. Vernon celebrated another wonderful Turkey in the Hole Thanksgiving Feast last Tuesday.  Over 375 people shared in the delicious meal that was prepared by students, staff, and volunteers.  Twenty one turkeys were cleaned, prepared, wrapped and cooked by Bridges and Mt. Vernon staff!   Below are pictures of the preparation for, and celebration of, Turkey in …

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Friday Specials

In order to qualify for the weekly Friday Special, each student must average 94 points or higher on their SAIL sheets for the week.      

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You Rock! (4)

7th Grade Visits Blue Jay Point

The 7th grade students took an overnight trip to Blue Jay Point on October 22nd.  This Environmental Field Trip was packed with engaging activities which included fishing, dissecting owl pellets, a pond study and even a night hike.  The students also actively participated in team building activities, shared in the responsibility of preparing meals and …

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You Rock!

You Rock!

Students who earned You Rock attended the Games 2U event Friday, October 23!  In order to earn this activity, students had to have no unexcused absences, no write ups, and no strikes from September 1-30.  Our next You Rock activity will be roller skating at Jellybeans!      

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